Steelers Pound Bengals in Wet, Wild 24-10 Win

Saints, Browns each drop in their divisions with costly losses
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2007 3:15 AM CST
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph, left, intercepts a pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Despite offering up four turnovers, Pittsburgh held Cincinnati to a touchdown and a field goal in last night's 24-10 triumph. Hines Ward's two touchdown catches put him at the top of the Steelers' all-time list, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger managed not to get sacked, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In less rain-drenched matchups:

  • New Orleans handed away its control of the NFC South—and likely its chance at a playoff berth—by losing a fumble in the course of running down the clock. Tampa Bay went on to score, and win 27-23.
  • Cleveland's sloppy play brought their game down to the wire, and Arizona prevented a Hail Mary to take the game, 27-21.